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Sharks Doctors save the day


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks on 3 Apr 2008 at 14:01

Here’s a feel-good story we missed earlier in the week. Thanks to Mike Greenaway of the Mercury.

A New Zealander travelling on a flight from Sydney to Wellington on Monday night had mixed fortunes indeed when he collapsed with a heart attack midway over the Tasman Sea.

While there are few worse places to take ill, it certainly helps when you have two doctors close at hand in the form of the Sharks’ Dr Craig Roberts and loosehead prop Dr Jannie du Plessis.

Working in tandem, the pair stabilised the unfortunate gent, who at least has a tale to tell of the night he was rescued by a Springbok.

The Sharks themselves were in good health when they landed in the New Zealand capital after a fairly painless journey from Johannesburg to Sydney (12 hours), with two hours in transit in Sydney before the three-hour trip to Wellington.



27 Comments

  • Bravo Craig and Jannie

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.04.08 14:03:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lucky devil!

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.04.08 14:09:32 by Nessa Reply

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  • What is it with South African rugby players and flight incidents this year?

    Well done Jannie and Craig.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.04.08 14:14:21 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • “What is it with South African rugby players and flight incidents this year?”

    What was the other one?

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.04.08 14:18:45 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • if we dont sort out drunken ppl we sort out dying ones, and they sa south africans are not friendly :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.04.08 14:25:43 by barend Reply

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  • Stormers prop Wikus Blaauw had to bliksem a rowdy passenger

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.04.08 14:30:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Specially for you brycster.

    http://www.24.com/sport/?p=SportArticle&i=826919


    Stormer smacks boozy passenger2008-3-25 09:26Cape Town – Stormers player Wikus Blaauw usually maintains a low profile, but this young loosehead prop made a strong statement on Sunday when he slapped a rowdy passenger on a flight between Sydney and Perth.
    Frikkie Erasmus, commercial manager of the Stormers, said the passenger was drunk and on the verge of getting out of hand.
    “Brendan Venter (consultant) tried to get the person to behave himself, but he would not calm down and the crew requested some of the players to help,” said Erasmus.
    Erasmus said the passenger cursed Blaauw and other passengers seated around him.
    “Wikus put him in place by slapping him. There was no trouble afterwards. It was quite funny.”
    “The passenger was very aggressive and was behaving badly. The crew was very satisfied with Wikus’s behaviour.”
    Perth police came to take the passenger after the aircraft had landed. Statements were taken from passengers. “They thanked us for helping out,” said Erasmus.
    The Stormers had to take a separate flight to Perth. Blaauw, 21, formed part of the group who would not be playing against the Western Force at the Subiaco Oval in Perth this week.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.04.08 14:36:19 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Lol… thanks!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.04.08 14:43:34 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Incidents like that do reminds us there is more important things in life then rugby. Good work by the docters!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.04.08 14:53:53 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • “more important things in life then rugby”

    Huh? Serious?

    :???:

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.04.08 14:57:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Paarlbok
    up until you uttered those words you made alot of sence but now i have to wonder

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.04.08 14:59:12 by barend Reply

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  • Vok Barend you follow me like a shadow. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.04.08 15:01:38 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I thought it was some April fools thing…

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.04.08 15:06:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • welcome to stalkerworld, pb ;)

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.04.08 15:14:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • The silent fart

    An elderly couple was attending church services, about halfway through
    she leans over and says to her husband, ‘ I just let out a silent fart
    what do you think I should do?’

    He replies ‘ Put a new battery in your hearing aid.’

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.04.08 15:21:35 by barend Reply

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  • Barend… you only need to post it one one thread, dude ;)

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.04.08 15:27:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • 03.04.08 15:27:32 – robdylan

    Yeah Smucking felly on Sharksworld now!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.04.08 15:41:05 by Kal-El Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Rob..

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.04.08 15:46:13 by Ice Reply
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  • Ja Rob :arrow: :mrgreen:
    BUT you only have to write one one as one. The other one must be on. :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.04.08 15:49:40 by Kal-El Reply

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  • shit… ;)

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.04.08 16:06:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • You guys are full of sh*t today!!!

    I miss KSA …

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.04.08 16:15:06 by Nessa Reply

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  • 03.04.08 16:15:06 – Nessa

    we save the 1st of April for the 3rd….

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.04.08 16:28:27 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • me too

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.04.08 16:28:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good work boys

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.04.08 16:29:37 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Dive Pass – nice pun

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.04.08 16:37:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Rob…thought it would fit in nicely with the sites theme….

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.04.08 16:40:33 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • that is does ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.04.08 16:50:35 by robdylan Reply
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